Not just another staffing agency

We believe that the right person in the right career opportunity can spark a chain reaction of success. It’s about more than work, benefits and a paycheck—we provide unparalleled support, opportunities to develop new skills and open and honest communication.


To us, success means building relationships where businesses and people bring out the best in each other to unlock their full potential. Find out what makes Horizontal Talent different.

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You're more than a number to us

But these numbers are something special.

Since our founding in 2003, we’ve taken a different approach to finding, placing, supporting and retaining the best IT, creative & digital marketing and business & strategy management talent on the market. And this approach has helped Horizontal Talent become one of the fastest-growing firms in the nation.


Assignment completion – above-benchmark sign of satisfied talent and clients

5+ years

Our recruiters’ average field experience – they’re equipped with people skills and business smarts

< 36 hours

Typical time to match an opportunity to a qualified consultant – no waiting in limbo

24 hours per day

We support clients and consultants, thanks to our overseas offices and support staff


Consultants who would recommend us to others

We respect expertise and individualism

We know what makes people tick. Our recruiters have a keen understanding of the positions they fill across information technology, digital marketing & creative and business & strategy. This means our clients don’t get dozens of candidates to reviewthey get a highly-curated few. We look for the right personality and culture fit.

Meet our team

The differences start at the top. Horizontal Talent is made up of innovators, collaborators and connectors—with an average tenure of 15 years.                                     

Our leadership combines their unique backgrounds and skillsets to fuel new possibilities. We pour our positive energy, strong work ethic and sense of community into everything we do.

President and CEO
Co-Founder and EVP, Talent
Regional Vice President
Regional Vice President
Sr. Regional Delivery Director
Director of Operations
Human Resources Director
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Regional Delivery Director
Sales Director
Director of Product & Technology
Director of Global Talent Marketing

See what others have to say

We celebrate every award we win because it means we’ve lived up to our mission. Here are some of our favorite accolades. Each showcases our ability to serve both clients and consultants:

America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, by Inc. 5000

10 years and counting

Star Tribune’s Top Work Places in Minnesota

7 years running

Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction


Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction

2019 - 2020

Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firms, by Staffing Industry Analysts

2016 - 2019

Named the 2nd largest ethnic minority-owned business in the Twin Cities by MSPBJ


Staffing Industry Analysts Diversity of Staffing

2016 - 2020

Supplier of the Year Award from North Central Minority Supplier Development Council


Information Technology Breakthrough Partner of the Year by Right Sourcing


Certified Minority Business Enterprise

At Horizontal Talent, we value the benefits of a diverse workforce. Each person brings a unique perspective to the work they do, and these different approaches help us all grow personally and professionally.

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We are passionate about innovation

Technology is revolutionizing the staffing industry—and Horizontal Talent is ahead of the curve. Our cloud-based Applicant Tracking System provides client job requirements in real time. Our automated engagement platform keeps everyone in the loop throughout the candidate lifecycle. Our video interview process helps us efficiently screen candidates and connect on the go. From sourcing to redeployment, we utilize AI throughout our staffing process without losing the power of human interaction.

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We have offices around the world—from Minneapolis to Bangalore and Dallas to Malaysia. Our global presence enables us to meet you where you’re at and work around the clock on your behalf. 

Stop by and say hi. You’ll notice the difference the minute you walk in. 
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